Fitz in the Morning: Troop Salute

Jessica Huntington of the US Navy

Our Navy truly is a global force. Protecting freedom and the American way of life sends the Navy to every corner of the planet and service in the fleet can take sailors to places that they never knew existed. Today’s troop probably never dreamt that she would be spending time at her current duty station while growing up in Kingston, Washington. Today we salute Lieutenant Jessica Huntington of the United States Navy. Lieutenant Huntington is a civil engineer for the Navy, overseeing all of the camp requirements and base projects at her duty station. That duty station is Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. Djibouti is a place that most of us couldn’t find on a globe, if they’ve even heard of it. It’s on the Horn of Africa, nestled in between Ethiopia and the entrance to the Red Sea. Camp Lemonnier provides support of combat readiness and provides for the security of our ships in this incredibly active part of the globe. Lieutenant Huntington has a difficult and busy job keeping a base operating in such an arid and austere environment, but the mission of so many other sailors and troops depends on her efforts, and the efforts of everyone on that station. And that is why, today we salute Lieutenant Jessica Huntington of the United States Navy.